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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Installing SBS 2011 Essentials

OK—we’ve prepared our server, we’ve created our answer file, and we’re ready to go. Time to install SBS 2011 Essentials. We’re going to follow the normal steps covered in Chapter 4, except that we’re using the answer file we created earlier in this chapter. Insert the removable media with the cfg.ini, insert your installation DVD, and turn on the server.

Note

You won’t actually need the answer file to be available until the Windows Server 2008 R2 portion of the installation completes.

You need to set your BIOS to boot from the DVD drive as the first option, to ensure that the server boots from the DVD. Then walk through the normal installation steps as covered in Chapter 4. You’ll choose a new installation, select your ...

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